I posted this on the 8L part aswell, thought i would on here to get a wider thought range! Iv been kinda dead set on buying an S3 8L, and a fair few people said they are costly to keep on the road due to age etc as i would be buying 01 plate or before. Im not going to be buying till mid april so i really need to make sure im buying the right car! Now iv noticed the a3 3.2 is fairly dam cheap and similar in price for something of 04 plate or higher and with less than 100k miles! Not sure if anyone knows much about the 3.2 on here, but are they a bag of rubbish compared to the older S3? The 0-60,and MPG figures are pretty similar. without a turbo does that mean less repairs in general? Forgot to add, the A3 comes with DSG paddle shift which also looks like great fun? opinions on this? any help would be great! JJ.